IEFG Steering Committee

The International Education Funders Group (IEFG) is member-led, guided by a Steering Committee that reflects the broad diversity of our group. These volunteers donate their time, expertise and experience to the proceedings of the network for a term of three to four years. We welcome new members to the Steering Committee each year, and are happy to hear of your interest.

Michelle Holmes

Michelle Holmes
Atlassian Foundation
(Australia / United States)

Gail Campbell

Gail Campbell
Zenex Foundation
(South Africa)

Simon Sommer

Simon Sommer
Jacobs Foundation
(Switzerland)

Lauren McGill

Lauren McGill
Kamvalethu Foundation
(South Africa)

Daniel Funcia de Bonis

Daniel Funcia de Bonis
Lemann Foundation
(Brazil)

Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer
Queen Rania Foundation
(Jordan)

Casper Thulstrup

Casper Thulstrup
Hempel Foundation
(Denmark)

Mays Abouhegab
Sawiris Foundation for Social Development
(Egypt)

Ida Thyregod
The LEGO Foundation
(Denmark)

IEFG Secretariat

Secretariat support is based in Billund, Denmark; Beirut, Lebanon; Nairobi, Kenya; Karachi, Pakistan; Chicago & New York, United States; and Heidelberg, Germany.

Laura Savage

Laura Savage
Executive Director

Spings Akumah

Spings Akumah
Finance and Administration Manager

Jo Kelcey

Jo Kelcey
Director of Programmes

Gordana Kelava

Gordana Kelava
Programme and Communications Officer

Haider Fancy

Haider Fancy
Policy & Practice Fellow

Pempho Chinkondenji

Pempho Chinkondenji
Policy & Practice Fellow

Aamna Pasha

Aamna Pasha
Policy & Practice Fellow